My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Al Jarreau got his start playing in a jazz trio led by pianist/keyboardist George Duke, so it is fitting that Jarreau pays tribute to Duke, who passed away in 2013, on his 2014 album My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. It was while working as a vocal rehab counselor at a hospital in San Francisco in the late '60s that Jarreau began singing with Duke's trio. It was also due in part to the popularity of these early performances that both musicians' storied solo careers were launched. On My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, Jarreau delves into a batch of Duke compositions with a select group of guest artists, many of whom also had connections to Duke. Joining Jarreau ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Al Jarreau got his start playing in a jazz trio led by pianist/keyboardist George Duke, so it is fitting that Jarreau pays tribute to Duke, who passed away in 2013, on his 2014 album My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. It was while working as a vocal rehab counselor at a hospital in San Francisco in the late '60s that Jarreau began singing with Duke's trio. It was also due in part to the popularity of these early performances that both musicians' storied solo careers were launched. On My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, Jarreau delves into a batch of Duke compositions with a select group of guest artists, many of whom also had connections to Duke. Joining Jarreau here are such luminaries as Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Dianne Reeves, and others. Similarly, backing Jarreau at various times is a superb ensemble of musicians including bassist Stanley Clarke (who also produced the album), keyboardists John Beasley and Patrice Rushen, guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr., and drummer John "J.R." Robinson. In fact, Duke himself makes an appearance here via the wonders of modern technology on the languidly romantic "Bring Me Joy." Elsewhere, Jarreau turns his sonorous, joyful voice to such Duke songs as "Sweet Baby," "No Rhyme, No Reason," "You Touch My Brain," and more. Ultimately, My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke is a heartfelt tribute album that, as with many of Jarreau and Duke's previous albums, feels fresh, warm, and full of love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2014
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072353572
  • Catalog Number: 35357
  • Sales rank: 338

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Old Friend - Gerald Albright (4:57)
  2. 2 Someday - Dianne Reeves (4:09)
  3. 3 Churchyheart (Backyard Ritual) - Marcus Miller (4:56)
  4. 4 Somebossa (Summer Breezin') - Gerald Albright (4:41)
  5. 5 Sweet Baby - Lalah Hathaway (4:31)
  6. 6 Every Reason to Smile/Wings of Love - Jeffrey Osborne (3:51)
  7. 7 No Rhyme, No Reason - Kelly Price (4:05)
  8. 8 Bring Me Joy - Boney James (4:36)
  9. 9 Brazilian Love Affair/Up from the Sea/It Arose and Ate Rio in One Swift - Dianne Reeves (4:46)
  10. 10 You Touch My Brain - Dr. John (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Jarreau Primary Artist, Vocals
Patrice Rushen Piano, Keyboards
Gerald Albright Saxophone
George Duke Keyboards
John Beasley Keyboards
Boney James Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al Bass
Lenny Castro Percussion
Stanley Clarke Bass, Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Marcus Miller Bass, Bass Clarinet
Jeffrey Osborne Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes Piano, Keyboards
Dianne Reeves Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Kelly Price Vocals
Jubu Guitar
Omari Williams Drums
Brandon Coleman Keyboards, Key Bass
Fred Martin Background Vocals
Rob Bacon Guitar
Mike Cottone Trumpet
Porcha Clay Background Vocals
Patrick Lundquist Background Vocals
Katriz Trinidad Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Al Jarreau Composer, Liner Notes
George Duke Composer
Boney James Programming, Producer, Engineer
John Burk Producer
Stanley Clarke Composer, Producer
Steve George Composer
John Lang Composer
Marcus Miller Programming, Producer
Don Murray Engineer
Jeffrey Osborne Composer
Richard Page Composer
David Rideau Engineer
Peter Schless Composer
Paul Blakemore Mastering
Seth Presant Engineer
Albert J. Roman Art Direction
Patrick Lundquist Composer, Producer
Misha Kachakachishvili Vocal Engineer
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